PUDUCHERRY: Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling expressed his nation’s keen interest in collaborating with Government of Puducherry to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and power generation plant, join hands to promote tourism and be part of a skill development programme.
The Australian delegation, led by the high commissioner, including Consul General to South India Sean Kelly, Minister Counsellor, Department of Immigration and Border Protection Jose Alvarez and Counsellor, Customs and Border Protection Chris Waters called on Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Ajay Kumar Singh at Raj Nivas.
The delegation had earlier also met Chief Minister N Rangasamy.
The high commissioner expressed concern with regard to illegal ferrying of Sri Lankan refugees to Australia. He was informed about the arrests that were made and about steps that were being taken to prevent such incidents.
The Lieutenant Governor Ajay Kumar Singh extended an invitation to Sean Kelly, Consul General to South India to carry forward the discussions. Chief secretary Chetan B Sanghi, Secretary to L-G T Sreekanth and IGP Praveer Ranjan were also present.
Earlier in the day the high commissioner and the delegates had an interaction with the IGP and senior police officials.